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Judge to the State’s defense of the Illinois pension reform law: no dice

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 24 2014

Today, a Sangamon County Circuit Court judge in In re: Pension Litigation, struck down Illinois' pension reform law, Public Act 98-059, in its

CA paid sick leave law update: Labor Commissioner issues poster and Wage Theft Notice templates and sets leave accrual date

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 24 2014

Just over a month before the January 1, 2015 effective date of AB 1522, the Labor Commissioner has issued two advisories of immediate interest to

Ninth Circuit finds mall owner’s state trespass and nuisance claims not preempted in a secondary boycott context a circuit split on preemption

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 24 2014

In a recent case of note, the Ninth Circuit held that federal labor laws did not preempt a shopping mall owner's state law claims for trespass and

Another good ruling for employers who fear class arbitration

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 21 2014

If you are loathe to engage in class arbitration, as most employers are, then a recent California appeals court decision, Garden Fresh Restaurant

The top 10 things U.S. employers need to know about President Obama’s executive actions on immigration

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 21 2014

In a live address to the nation on Thursday, November 20, 2014, President Obama laid out his plan to use executive actions to alter the U.S

Seventh Circuit slams class action settlement in consumer fraud case as a “selfish deal” and sets new rules for judging the reasonableness of class settlements

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 21 2014

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently invalidated a nationwide settlement agreement covering six consumer fraud class actions (“Settlement

New California appellate decision makes class certification more difficult for unauthorized customer call recording claims under California Penal Code section 632

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 21 2014

Plaintiffs' attorneys have increasingly filed consumer class actions in California seeking to apply the state's privacy laws to routine

Federal Circuit further defines what types of software may be patentable

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 20 2014

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its long-awaited decision in Ultramercial v. Hulu and provided significant guidance regarding

Tips for foreign nationals traveling during the holiday season

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 20 2014

As the 2014-2015 holiday season rapidly approaches, many foreign nationals are making travel arrangements to visit family and friends abroad. This

Employee share scheme changes: incentive to switch or just less red tape?

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • Australia
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  • November 20 2014

There are often good reasons to link employee rewards with overall company value, particularly in the case of senior executive employees. However